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Information Infrastructures and the Future of Ecological Citizenship in the Anthropocene

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The Center for Critical Research on Religion, Newton, MA 02458, USA
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Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G6, Canada
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Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9010003
Received: 1 October 2019 / Revised: 16 December 2019 / Accepted: 27 December 2019 / Published: 5 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rethinking Environmental Citizenship for Grassroots Politics )
In the last two decades, the concept of ecological citizenship has become a recurrent theme in both popular and academic discussions. Discussions around the prospects of, and limitations to, ecological citizenship have mostly focused on the idea of political agency and the civic responsibility of individuals in relation to their environments, with an emphasis on environmental justice and sustainability. However, the current scholarship has yet to adequately characterize its conceptual bases and empirical applications from an information perspective. Therefore, this paper provides an overview of citizenship studies and infrastructure studies for developing more nuanced understanding(s) of epistemological models for ecological citizenship in our networked world. Drawing on the literature on information infrastructure, this paper then proposes a conceptual framework to understand ecological citizenship as constituted both discursively and techno-materially through neoliberal, anthropocentric informational infrastructures. View Full-Text
Keywords: Anthropocene; ecological citizenship; information infrastructure; infrastructural imagination; knowledge production; neoliberalism; Pauline ideal Anthropocene; ecological citizenship; information infrastructure; infrastructural imagination; knowledge production; neoliberalism; Pauline ideal
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Dedeoglu, C.; Dedeoglu, C.E. Information Infrastructures and the Future of Ecological Citizenship in the Anthropocene. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 3.

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